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Onboard weight
Onboard weight
Posted By The Boat Works | April 25, 2016

Only stow away what you really need and ensure your load is well balanced to allow the vessel to plane quicker.

Once a year, take everything off your boat and consider what is really necessary.

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Props
Props
Posted By The Boat Works | March 20, 2016

The right prop does matter. Adjusting the pitch and optimum trim are key. You can’t have good fuel economy if you’re not using optimum trim with stern drive and outboard-equipped vessels. Trimming out reduces the wetted surface area of the hull by raising the bow. Trim out until the prop ventilates a little (sucks air in) then … Continue reading Props

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Engine Maintenance
Engine Maintenance
Posted By The Boat Works | February 18, 2016

Regular engine maintenance and tuning to get better mileage is essential. This will ensure your boat runs better and has fewer emissions. Engines should be serviced every year or 100hrs (very important – refer to your service manual). Also monitor the following; air intake (could save you up to 20% of fuel costs), exhaust smoke, engine oil level, … Continue reading Engine Maintenance

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Simple tips to save fuel
Simple tips to save fuel
Posted By The Boat Works | January 29, 2016

Improve your fuel economy with these simple tactics… Hull maintenance: An overlooked area of potential fuel savings is vessel and hull maintenance. Remember – a dirty hull is like driving a car with the handbrake on, and a poorly finished painted hull can have a similar effect. Excessive weed and barnacles on the hull will also … Continue reading Simple tips to save fuel

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Anodes & Antifoul
Anodes & Antifoul
Posted By The Boat Works | December 15, 2015

Anodes are critically important to your boat. Our Operations Manager Shane Subichin takes the time to explain why… What is an anode? An anode is a sacrificial block of either zinc or aluminum alloy that is mounted on, or connected to, the underwater metal parts of your boat E.G. stern drives, shafts, propellers, rudders, trim tabs and skin … Continue reading Anodes & Antifoul

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A bright solution onboard
A bright solution onboard
Posted By The Boat Works | November 27, 2015

There is no questioning the benefits of LED over halogen bulbs; halogens consume 90% more power and provide less measured light than LEDs. This means the switch to LED onboard will save you time and energy, if you do it correctly. The most common mistake boaties make is replacing existing halogen with a cheap, low-grade LED option, according … Continue reading A bright solution onboard

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Securing your Vessel
Securing your Vessel
Posted By The Boat Works | October 23, 2015

Good communication between crew and the skipper will ensure docking your vessel is carried out safely and efficiently. Swearing and cursing from somewhere down the other end of the marina is a sure sign of this manoeuvre going horribly wrong, an all too familiar sign at times. Berthing the vessel or docking is another example where knowing … Continue reading Securing your Vessel

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Shane Subichin General Manager
Shane Subichin General Manager
Posted By The Boat Works | September 21, 2015

A passionate career drives industry asset With over 20 year’s experience, and as the only Certified Service Manager (CSM) in Australia, endorsed by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), our operations manager Shane Subichin is an asset to the marine industry. Bordering on an obsession, it’s the enthusiasm and passion that Shane applies to his career that makes it … Continue reading Shane Subichin General Manager

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QLD 4209
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